Wheat reverse 1959 cent a puzzler
By: Numismatic News Staff
Is there such a thing as a 1959 Wheat Reverse Lincoln cent?
A lot of people would like the answer to that question. One 1959-D example that might be real is known. It was first declared genuine by the Secret Service, but in 1993 Professional Coin Grading Service said the coin was produced using fabricated dies using spark erosion. Others have since examined the coin. Its owner threatening a lawsuit against anyone disparaging the coin. In 2002, convicted forger and murderer Mark Hofmann claimed he made the coin using electroplating, but a second Secret Service study determined the coin to be genuine. In 2010, Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins and Collectibles sold the coin for $31,050.